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2019 EDITION
How Free Are You
Are you living in the freest country? Not if you live in the United States. America rose seven spots in the latest report, to number 17.
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2019 EDITION
Will Tariffs Hurt Americans
The Trump administration says a steel tariff will be announced in the next 2 weeks to preserve American industries.
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2019 EDITION
The Deadly -Isms
Socialism, Nazism, progressivism… these “isms” do so much damage. But people still believe. Matt Kibbe...
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2019 EDITION
Stop! You Need A License To Do That Job
"Bottleneckers" use occupational licensing to stop competitors and innovation in the name of keeping us safe.
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2019 EDITION
Junk Science Locks Up Innocent People
We learn from CSI, Law & Order, and NCIS that forensic science is infallible, leading to the conviction of...
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2019 EDITION
Evil Rich
Stossel says all entrepreneurs (if they don't partner with, or freeload off government) create more wealth than they take.
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2019 EDITION
Paris Climate Agreement
The Manhattan Institute's Oren Cass explains what he's discovered reading the Paris Climate Agreement.
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2019 EDITION
Eye Test Innovators
John Stossel got an eyeglass prescription over the internet. Should that be illegal?
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2019 EDITION
Lab-Grown Meat Is Coming To Your Supermarket
Would you eat food grown in a lab? What if there were a way to oppose the killing of animals and still eat...
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2019 EDITION
Toys Were Us
It is sad when a business we have grown up with closes. Often, that closing is a result of creative destruction.
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2019 EDITION
Health Coach Threatened With Jail For Dietary Advice
Should there be limits on what advice people can give others? Should people need licenses or permits--...
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2019 EDITION
How Big Is The U.S. Debt
Debt. Many people have debt. So does the U.S. government. But people in debt frequently worry about paying it...
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2018 EDITION
Welcome From John Stossel
Welcome to Stossel in the Classroom's 2018 Edition Free DVD videos!
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2018 EDITION
Permissionless Society
What would life be like for us today if people didn't innovate? How different would life be if innovators...
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2018 EDITION
Private Frontier: Space
Space, the final frontier. Are voyages to explore strange new worlds—to seek new life and new...
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2018 EDITION
Private Parks
When we think of parks, we probably think of public parks, government owned, managed, and maintained. But are...
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2018 EDITION
Inequality & Trade
Do the rich get richer and the poor get poorer? Does trade with other countries hurt us? Should we produce...
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2018 EDITION
Death By Socialism
Socialism is often seen as just another economic system, perhaps a more fair system, where people are more equal.
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2018 EDITION
Venezuela Vs. Chile
Does capitalism suck? Does socialism work better? Why do so many people support socialism? This segment looks...
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2018 EDITION
Robots & Driverless Cars
Are robots and self-driving cars the way of the future? Will robots take people's jobs? Will we really be...
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2018 EDITION
YouTube: Now We're The Gatekeepers
How are technological innovations changing the way we find talent? How does it affect the way people earn...
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2018 EDITION
Hockey Stick Of Human Prosperity
From Marginal Revolution University: The last 200-300 years has seen astonishing growth in prosperity. Don...
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2018 EDITION
Economics Made The World Great
From the Mercatus Center: Is life today bad? Or is it awesome? Why? What about life today is an improvement...
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2018 EDITION
Everything
From the Institute for Justice: What would you do to save your child's life? Where do you draw the line?...
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2018 EDITION
Why Politicians Don't Cut Spending
From Learn Liberty: Why do politicians never seem to reduce spending? With federal debt at $20 billion,...
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2018 EDITION
Fake News Is Old News
From the Foundation for Economic Education: The term fake news has been in the news a lot the past few years....
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2018 EDITION
Elijah McCoy
From the Foundation for Economic Education: Who was Elijah McCoy? What did he do? This video takes a look at...
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2017 EDITION
Welcome From John Stossel
Welcome to Stossel in the Classroom's 2017 Edition DVD!
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2017 EDITION
Threats To Free Speech: Censorship On Campus
What is going on at colleges across America? These institutions of higher education were once bastions of...
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2017 EDITION
Threats To Free Speech: Islamic Extremism
Should people be stopped from offending each other? From criticizing each other's views, religion, even race?...
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2017 EDITION
Threats To Free Speech: Silencing Political Opponents
What happens when government officials use their power to try to silence their enemies? Where does campaign...
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2017 EDITION
Finding Freedom: Escape From North Korea
What is freedom? How important is freedom to you? People use the word freedom differently, but when we look...
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2017 EDITION
Propaganda: Environmental Fear Mongering
Why do some movies seem to go beyond entertainment and include scary messages for children? Can there be a...
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2017 EDITION
Capitalism: Why So Unpopular
News reports, articles, and websites tell us of the waning belief in capitalism. What do you think about...
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2017 EDITION
Che Guevara: Why So Popular
What do you know about Che Guevara? Do you own a Che t-shirt? Do you cringe when you see someone wearing one?...
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2017 EDITION
The Energy Debate: A Case For Fossil Fuels
What are fossil fuels? Why do so many people dislike them? Are they bad for us? Are they bad for the...
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2017 EDITION
Pseudo-Consensus: Squashing The Global Warming Debate
Has the earth warmed? Have we caused it? Does it matter? Is there really a looming crisis or is this much ado...
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2017 EDITION
Essay Contest And Video Contest
Meet our 2016 Essay Contest winners, and learn more about our annual contests, including a new Video Contest for the 2016-2017 school year.
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2016 EDITION
Welcome From John Stossel
Welcome to Stossel in the Classroom's 2016 Edition Free DVD for teachers!
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2016 EDITION
Spontaneous Order: Do We Really Need A Plan
What is spontaneous order? How is it that without government direction, food is available in stores, cars are...
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2016 EDITION
Disaster Relief: Who Does It Better
Who should help victims of natural disasters? Should citizens voluntarily help? Should government? Who is...
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2016 EDITION
Crowdfunding: Can Entrepreneurs Go Straight To Consumers
What if you want to create a product or service but don't have the money? What can you do? You can borrow from a bank perhaps.
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2016 EDITION
Technological Innovation: Do Rules Stifle Growth
What conditions encourage innovation? What discourages innovation? Do governments help, or do they increase...
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2016 EDITION
Delayed Gratification: Can It Lead To Future Success
What does it mean to "delay gratification"? What does a child's ability or willingness to delay gratification...
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2016 EDITION
Following Orders: Does That Remove Your Responsibility
Do you always do what you're told? Should you? Does doing what you're told absolve you of responsibility for...
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2016 EDITION
Combating Bias: Do We Need Incentives To Overcome It
Do you make rational decisions? Would you hire the best applicant for a job? Would you rate your teacher or...
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2016 EDITION
The Fed: Can It Be Trusted To Manage Our Money
What is the Fed? Okay, it's the Federal Reserve. But what is that? What does it do? What is its role? How...
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2015 EDITION
Message From John Stossel
Welcome to Stossel in the Classroom video!
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2015 EDITION
Overregulation: When Are There Enough Rules
Why are there so many rules for us to follow? Why do governments seem to churn out more rules every day? When...
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2015 EDITION
Moving Companies: Who Chooses Who Moves Our Stuff
Should businesses need permission from other businesses to compete? Should the government help established...
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2015 EDITION
Protecting Endangered Species: A Good Idea Gone Wild
What is the best way to protect endangered species? How can we ensure the survival of species and ensure that...
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2015 EDITION
Tough To Get A Lyft: Regulating Your Ride
Should people be allowed to compete against existing cab companies? Should passengers get to choose who...
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2015 EDITION
War On Women: Fact Or Fable
Do women make less than men? Do employers discriminate against women by paying them less? This lesson focuses...
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2015 EDITION
Internship Regulation: Are Unpaid Interns Exploited
Should interns get paid? Should minimum wage laws apply? Shouldn't the education and training an intern gets...
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2015 EDITION
Reputation Or Regulation: Which Provides Better Consumer Protection
What’s the best way to choose a product or service? Has the availability of feedback on the Internet...
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2015 EDITION
Electronic Surveillance: What's Happening To Our Privacy
Are there any limits on the government's ability to protect its citizens? Should there be? What is the proper...
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2015 EDITION
Kronies: They're Konnected
The Kronies are in action... Mandating, Tarrify-ing, Inflating, and Boondoggling their way to profits powered...
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2015 EDITION
Why Can't Chuck Get His Business Off The Ground
This short video suggests that the solution to America's jobs problem is specific reforms that wouldn't cost...
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2015 EDITION
I, Pencil
For more than half a century, Leonard Read's classic story has opened eyes and changed minds by the hundreds...
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2015 EDITION
Recycle Smarter Than A Third Grader
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! All right? Maybe or maybe not, says scholar Daniel K. Benjamin. Making a new tissue...
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2014 EDITION
Message From John Stossel
Welcome to Stossel in the Classroom video!
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2014 EDITION
College Tuition And Campus Luxuries
Why have colleges gotten so expensive? Has the money gone to improve education? Has the government forsaken...
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2014 EDITION
Product Liability Lawsuits: Who Gets Burned
Are we safer today because of lawsuits? Should companies that produce dangerous products be immune from...
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2014 EDITION
High Speed Rail: Boondocks & Boondoggles
How should we improve mass transportation? Are newer and faster trains the answer? Why do so many people...
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2014 EDITION
The Fracking Debate
What is fracking? What does it do? How does it affect us? Should we celebrate it because it might reduce our...
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2014 EDITION
Food Nannies: Who Decides What You Eat
Why are there so many obese Americans? What should be done about it? Who's responsible? The government?...
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2014 EDITION
Entrepreneurs: Doing Good By Doing Well
What good do entrepreneurs do? Is it creating jobs? Is it the charity they do with the money they've made? Do...
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2014 EDITION
The Psychology Behind Political Campaigns
Why do we favor one candidate over another? Is it because we look at the issues and choose our candidate...
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2014 EDITION
Taxi Licensing: Are We Being Taken For A Ride
Should people need government permission to work? Do unregulated businesses cause chaos? Should taxicabs be...
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2013 EDITION
Message From John Stossel
Welcome to Stossel in the Classroom video!
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2013 EDITION
Lemonade Stand: Consumer Protection Gone Wrong
What's happened to freedom in America? Are there too many laws? Can the average American even know what's...
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2013 EDITION
Professional Panhandling: Charity Gone Wrong
How can we help those in need? And just who is in need? How do we know? Do people who panhandle really need...
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2013 EDITION
Food Police: Regulation Gone Wrong
Should people be allowed to eat whatever they want? Even if it's bad for them? What are the limits on...
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2013 EDITION
Job Creation Gone Wrong
Who creates jobs? And who creates jobs the best? Can the government help, or do government attempts to create...
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2013 EDITION
Innovation: Private Vs. Public
Can politics and politicians solve all our problems? Is government more effective than private enterprise?...
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2013 EDITION
Collaboration Leads To Innovation
Why has life changed so much over the past few centuries, after remaining relatively the same for hundreds of...
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2013 EDITION
Mystery Of Happiness: Is Happiness Relative
What makes people happy? Are we happiest when we're doing well, or when we're doing better than others? On...
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2013 EDITION
Income Disparity: Should Equality Be The Goal
What is the problem with some people having more money than others? Would it be better if everyone had the...
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2013 EDITION
Police Accountability: Privacy Laws Gone Wrong
What's the difference between secrecy and privacy? Should public servants have a right to privacy while at...
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2013 EDITION
Censorship At College: Politeness Gone Wrong
Is college really a bastion of free speech, a marketplace of ideas, where views can be discussed in an...
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2012 EDITION
Earned Success
What makes people happy? Is it money? What role does success play? This segment looks at entrepreneurship,...
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2012 EDITION
Cash For Clunkers
Do government programs always help? Do the outcomes match the promises? What about the unseen, unintended...
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2012 EDITION
Minimum Wage
Why would anyone oppose a minimum wage? Don't all workers deserve to be paid fairly? Don't we need someone to...
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2012 EDITION
Title IX
Are you opposed to sexism? Shouldn't men and women be treated equally? Isn't fairness a virtuous goal? Don't...
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2012 EDITION
Immigration
Why do people come to America? Isn't America a cesspool of crass commercialism and greedy, materialistic...
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2012 EDITION
Entrepreneurship
Why is America so prosperous? Is it our natural resources? Or is it something more? Perhaps it's because...
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2012 EDITION
Free Speech
Should people be allowed to offend each other? Criticize each other's views, religion, even race? Should the...
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2012 EDITION
Native Americans
Shouldn't the government help Native Americans? Isn't that the least they can do after taking their land?...
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2012 EDITION
Live Free Or Die
Is our government on an unsustainable spending spree? Does it regulate too much? And does anyone really even...
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MECA EDITION
Private Ownership & Conservation
Brian Yablonski from the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) discusses how private ownership promotes conservation.
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MECA EDITION
Property Rights And The Status Of Native Americans
Manny Jules, former Kamloops Indian Band Chief, and Terry Anderson from the Property and Environment Research...
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MECA EDITION
Atlas Shrugged: Selfishness And The Economics Of Exchange
More than 50 years ago, Ayn Rand used her novel Atlas Shrugged to argue that big government, complex...
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MECA EDITION
Economics Of The Military Draft
John Stossel and David Boaz of the Cato Institute discuss the role of Milton Friedman in the abolition of the...
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MECA EDITION
Regulation: Louisiana Florist
The licensing of florists in Louisiana is used to analyze the incentive structure that often underlies regulation.
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The Unintended Consequences Of The Ethanol Subsidies
Ethanol subsidies have been promoted by leading figures in both political parties. However, recent research...
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MECA EDITION
The Unintended Consequences Of Minimum Wage Laws
The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Several states have minimum wage laws that require even higher hourly wage rates.
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MECA EDITION
Trade Restrictions And Crony Capitalism
Regulations, subsidies, and tax breaks have grown rapidly in recent years. They are often designed to favor...
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MECA EDITION
Stimulus Spending And Crony Capitalism
The 2009 $800 billion spending bill included funds for Serious Materials to promote production of energy efficient windows.
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MECA EDITION
Political Versus Market Choices
Viewers are asked to think about how their welfare would be affected if they were forced to choose among the...
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MECA EDITION
Are We Heading Toward A Debt Crisis
John Stossel and his two guests discuss the size, growth, and economic consequences of the national debt....
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MECA EDITION
Can Government Spending Be Cut
John Stossel discusses how there is widespread agreement that government spending should be reduced, but...
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MECA EDITION
Growth Of Government
The clip begins with recent spending items passed by Congress and quotes Thomas Jefferson who said, “The...
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MECA EDITION
Spending, Taxes, And The Role Of Government
An interview with Columbia University Professor Marc Lamont Hill begins the clip and presents the perceived need for government spending.
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MECA EDITION
International Trade: Criticisms And Responses
Free trade proponent Tom Palmer from the Atlas Economic Research Institute responds to a number of popular criticisms of free trade.
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Economics Of Trade Deficits
The current U.S. trade deficit with China is over $200 billion, and China is accused of manipulating its...
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MECA EDITION
Why Do Nations Prosper
Segment begins with a discussion of Milton Friedman’s classic book, Free to Choose. The book has been...
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MECA EDITION
Economic Freedom And Quality Of Life
The segment considers how the quality of life differs in the world’s freest economies (e.g. Hong Kong,...
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POM EDITION
The Fairness Of Market Outcomes
John Tomasi compares two types of societies. The first has income disparities that are small, because it focuses on income redistribution.
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POM EDITION
How Market Forces Temper Greed
Competition tempers greed by offering consumers choices about where to buy. If one seller raises prices,...
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POM EDITION
Debunking Common Economic Myths
Along with Art Carden, John debunks several economic myths: the U.S. should produce all of its own goods,...
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POM EDITION
The Role Of Venture Capital In Creating New Products
Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, directors of the film Something Ventured, describe the role venture capital...
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POM EDITION
Debating The Role Of Greed
Don Boudreaux and Sally Kohn debate the role of greed and self-interest in economic decisionmaking and the...
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POM EDITION
Creative Destruction In Media
Glenn Beck discusses his new Internet service GBTV and uses the example of how the "Internet eats TV" to...
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POM EDITION
Price Gouging Isn't So Bad
Thirty-one states enforce “price gouging” laws, which restrict the amount sellers can increase prices after a natural disaster.
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Efficiency Of Private Sector Versus Government
Goods and services produced by government agencies cost more and aren't as good as those same goods and...
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Natural Disasters, Government Stimulus, And Economic Growth
Some people claim that natural disasters such as hurricanes "are not harmful to the economy because there's...
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POM EDITION
Shortcomings Of Financial Regulation
Cliff Asness from AQR Capital Management argues that many regulations don't actually achieve the objectives they're supposed to meet.
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Causes And Consequences Of Taxi Licenses
John talks with Walter Williams about the reasons why cities impose taxi licenses and the effects they have...
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The Actual Effects Of Minimum Wage
Walter Williams explains why the welfare state in general and the minimum wage in particular are largely...
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Exposing Disability Cheaters
Paul Colbert, CEO of Meridian Investigative Group, exposes several people cheating on their disability claims. The U.
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What Would Happen If Welfare Ended
Tom Palmer discusses the major points of his book, After the Welfare State. Tom predicts that current welfare...
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POM EDITION
Government Reforms In Puerto Rico
Luis Fortuño, Governor of Puerto Rico, was elected at a time when one out of three workers was on the...
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Pork Barrel Spending Sprees
John documents several dubious government spending programs on projects such as blowing up beaver dams in...
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